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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:54 AM
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76. USS Blue Ridge
LCC 19

Large Cabin Cruiser 19....
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  -Navy Vets: Let's get a list going of Nicknames of vessels. MookieWilson  Dec-01-08 01:41 PM   #0 
  - USS Pensacola  tinymontgomery   Dec-01-08 01:57 PM   #1 
  - Never heard that one. What's the origin?  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 01:58 PM   #2 
  - Hull #38, LSD type  tinymontgomery   Dec-01-08 02:02 PM   #3 
     - I remember those at Little Creek Amphib Base...Thanks!  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 02:03 PM   #4 
  - USS Gato SSN615  lepus   Jan-20-10 12:06 AM   #54 
     - I've got a nice, shiney GATO 615 plaque on my wall. I should have gotten that one!  Captain Hilts   Feb-10-10 01:20 PM   #55 
        - 5 years and a lot of underways. NT  lepus   Nov-25-10 12:58 AM   #72 
  - Ships nick names  jetphixer   Dec-01-08 02:09 PM   #5 
  - LOVE "The Other Bug". Never heard that one!  MookieWilson   Dec-01-08 02:14 PM   #7 
  - Yes! The Forest Fire.  tango-tee   Feb-13-10 04:11 AM   #56 
     - A friend of mine was flying off FORESTAL at the time of the fire.  Captain Hilts   Feb-17-10 09:43 PM   #57 
  - "Old Ironsides" USS Constitution. (1797 to present) nt  fiziwig   Dec-01-08 02:13 PM   #6 
  - The Big E - USS Enterprise n/t  sarge43   Dec-01-08 02:58 PM   #8 
  - Heh, we called it the Big Pig - NT  shinyhead   Aug-09-11 08:56 PM   #74 
  - USS Merrill: USS ME_ _ ill  Arctic Dave   Dec-01-08 02:59 PM   #9 
  - USS Peleliu and Tarawa  TellTheTruth82   Dec-02-08 06:53 AM   #10 
  - Tarawa was Decomissioned  Independent_Thinker   Dec-14-08 10:20 PM   #14 
  - ahhh...Building 5  Jack Bone   Feb-06-09 12:40 PM   #20 
  - Oh, yeah a whole 'nother genre of knicknames: Building...  MookieWilson   Dec-02-08 07:43 AM   #11 
  - Mount Witney  tinymontgomery   Dec-02-08 09:44 AM   #12 
  - I remember it tied to the pier in Norfolk with moss growing on the North side. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-02-08 12:18 PM   #13 
  - Norfolk? I always thought it was a neat looking ship. What's the West Coast one?  Captain Hilts   Feb-06-09 03:07 PM   #22 
     - Late reply  tinymontgomery   Feb-16-09 07:04 AM   #24 
        - I did not know that about the gold anchor. Thanks!  Captain Hilts   Feb-16-09 11:04 PM   #25 
  - Aka Mount Witless  Thothmes   Aug-04-09 07:02 AM   #37 
     - Oh, that one's good! A natural!  Captain Hilts   Aug-20-09 05:20 PM   #46 
  - Belleau Wood LHA-3  WannaJumpMyScooter   Dec-29-08 07:17 AM   #15 
  - I know the CONSTELLATION as the CONSTERNATION. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-14-09 08:35 AM   #17 
     - I was onboard the Connie in '88 for a big fire... To me she's the USS Conflagration! n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-02-10 11:15 AM   #63 
  - Juneau and Prairie  TellTheTruth82   Jan-06-09 07:00 AM   #16 
  - Wasn't VULCAN the first "LOVE BOAT"?  MookieWilson   Jan-14-09 08:36 AM   #18 
  - USS Orion AS-18 I know there is one but I don't remember,  NavyDavy   Jan-22-09 01:56 PM   #19 
  - I was on The USS New Jersey  Jack Bone   Feb-06-09 12:46 PM   #21 
  - I spoke recently with a sailor that was on the USS New Jersey  Glassunion   Oct-28-10 09:07 AM   #70 
  - USS James C. Owens, (DD776) and USS Mahan, (DLG11)  bluescribbler   Feb-14-09 02:50 PM   #23 
  - Harry Yarnell. "Happy Harry." nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-16-09 11:04 PM   #26 
  - aka the Harry Urinal  Thothmes   Aug-04-09 07:03 AM   #38 
     - Oh I'd NOT heard that one - great stuff!  Captain Hilts   Aug-07-09 08:01 AM   #41 
  - two i was on : USS Missouri was "Mighty Mo" and the USS  jonnyblitz   Feb-28-09 06:27 AM   #27 
  - I remember when they painted LA SALLE! It was at Little Creek, I think. Yes!  Captain Hilts   Mar-03-09 05:26 PM   #28 
  - aka Moby Dick  Thothmes   Aug-04-09 07:04 AM   #39 
  - Tin Can Sailor  eirteacher   Mar-09-09 10:05 PM   #29 
  - USS Simon Lake - The Slimely Snake. nt  Captain Hilts   May-03-09 05:48 PM   #30 
  - There were many of the old Essex class carriers on Yankee Station  MGB67   May-18-09 11:16 AM   #31 
  - Scout response #5. 'Queerbarge' was also called that during Korea.  Captain Hilts   May-20-09 01:27 PM   #34 
  - USS Cowpens (CG-63)  bsd13   May-18-09 12:17 PM   #32 
  - I had not heard that one in a while. COWPENs is at fleet week NYC this week, I believe. nt  Captain Hilts   May-20-09 01:23 PM   #33 
  - Tecumseh - Tea Cup. nt  Captain Hilts   Jul-31-09 08:04 AM   #35 
  - Here are a few  Thothmes   Aug-04-09 06:59 AM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-18-09 10:08 PM   #43 
  - Here is another one  Thothmes   Aug-04-09 02:42 PM   #40 
  - Another  Thothmes   Aug-09-09 07:10 PM   #42 
  - ARL 18 USS Pandemus  Stinky The Clown   Aug-18-09 11:34 PM   #44 
  - It MUST have been called 'pandemic' at some point. You could see the frame twisting inside the hold  Captain Hilts   Aug-20-09 05:20 PM   #45 
  - USS Luzerne County (LST 902) = "benjo maru" Japanese for "shit ship"  UTUSN   Aug-23-09 10:06 AM   #47 
  - Oh, man. I heard you could see the hull twisting while at sea inside the tank deck of those...  Captain Hilts   Aug-23-09 04:34 PM   #48 
  - That RUST on MY bucket was NEVER there when *I* was a Deck Ape!1 n/t  UTUSN   Aug-23-09 09:17 PM   #49 
     - What's with the one ship being painted OD? Did the Army have LSTs too? nt  Captain Hilts   Aug-23-09 10:25 PM   #50 
  - Luzerne County 902  Greg2   Oct-11-11 03:28 AM   #75 
  - USS Hancock CVA-19  The River   Nov-03-09 09:04 PM   #51 
  - Heres a couple from the mordern navy  Jeramy   Nov-10-09 06:36 AM   #52 
  - I'd forgotten 'Mobile Chernobyl'!!! The 'joke' in Norfolk was that if you  Captain Hilts   Nov-14-09 07:24 AM   #53 
  - Lewis & Clark  igfoth   Feb-18-10 11:53 AM   #58 
  - LOVE it!  Captain Hilts   Feb-18-10 10:29 PM   #60 
  - More Nicknames  igfoth   Feb-18-10 12:02 PM   #59 
  - My favorite was always Puget Sound: Pubic Mound. eom  Hello_Kitty   Feb-27-10 10:11 PM   #61 
  - NEVER heard THAT one!!! Terrific, Kitty!  Captain Hilts   Feb-28-10 08:09 PM   #62 
  - USS Tulare (LKA112) Tu-Tu or the Big T  MindPilot   Jun-03-10 10:28 AM   #64 
  - Didn't know this one! My folks lived barely a mile from the main gate at Little Creek. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-06-10 10:06 PM   #65 
  - USS Becuna (SS-319), called the Becky B, now a museum boat in Philly  Submariner   Jun-28-10 11:22 PM   #66 
  - USS Pandemus, ARL15  Stinky The Clown   Aug-18-10 09:29 PM   #67 
  - Some more  FromNY   Oct-27-10 06:13 PM   #68 
  - Benjamin Stoddard  FromNY   Oct-27-10 09:31 PM   #69 
     - The person who started this thread is a friend of mine . . . . .  Stinky The Clown   Nov-04-10 07:06 PM   #71 
  - Norton Sound - the Snortin' Norton,,,  haele   Mar-06-11 09:04 PM   #73 
  - USS Blue Ridge  MADem   Nov-18-11 03:54 AM   #76 
 

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